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the students of the British-Museum—realize the agonies lie endured
to attain it* . • ..
No, it will not do. Indian music has yet to suffer the pangs of
birth, the pangs which are the inevitable accompaniment of all
artistic creation. It must come down to earth, out of the every-
where into here. It must boldly proclaim itself on paper, in black
and white. Til then, it will remain like the roaring of the Ancient,
a tale told by an idiot, fill of.. .
But this book is already too full of familiar quotations.